Film - Kinderfilmfest Filmfest 2022


Directed by Ursula Ulmi


Director: Ursula Ulmi
Section: Kinderfilmfest
Country: Papua New Guinea, Switzerland, USA
Year: 2021
Language: German
Version: German Version
Cast: David Miad, Yves Raeber, Russel Bez, James Eleanor Winfrey, Paul William Diener

Also in this program


Uniquely different: SHORTS FOR KIDS - For children under the age of 6, a late admission is possible after the first short film (KIKO AND THE ANIMALS, 8 min, age rating 6 and up)

A fantastical legend from Papua New Guinea tells why the fish in the ocean reefs are so colorful now.

Approx. 80 min. in total (age 6 rating and up, recommended for ages 5 and up, kindergarten through 4th grade).


Meet the director


Ursula Ulmi

Ursula Ulmi was born in Madang, Papua New Guinea. She grew up in Switzerland and Kenya. In 2008 she received a degree in animation from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Her graduation film, MOON CHILDREN, was screened at more than 50 film festivals worldwide including KINDERFILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2010 and earning several awards. From 2009 to 2015, she was a 2-D animator, puppet modeler, and production manager for film, TV, and Web series in the European animation industry. Since 2016 she has been an independent animation producer, director, and consultant.


Screenplay: Ursula Ulmi
Original Material: Ziag Zazagaz Clan
Film Editor: Anja Kofmel
Composer: Alfred Sibut, Dalvis Dong, IDODO Performance Group
Production Designer: Lalita Brunner, Doris Wettstein, Francesca Sanna, Nina Christen
Sound design: Beni Mosele
Animation: Martine Ulmer, Hannes Stummvoll, Amélie Cochet, Oswald Iten, Géraldine Cammisar, Andreu Campos Ayala
Producer: Ursula Ulmi
Production Company: Ulmi Film
Co-Production Company: Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Pacific Islanders in Communications